Overwatch cosplayer heals her teammates as stunning Winged Victory Mercy - Dexerto
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Overwatch cosplayer heals her teammates as stunning Winged Victory Mercy

Published: 11/Jul/2020 19:51

by Brent Koepp

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An Overwatch cosplayer went viral after transforming into the healer hero Mercy. The artist’s mind-blowing portrayal brings the character’s popular Winged Victory skin to life with incredible detail.

Overwatch made its debut in 2016, and instantly became a classic in the team based first-person shooter genre. Players connected with its Pixar-esque art style, and its colorful and diverse cast of characters.

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An talented cosplayer shared her true-to-life take on one of the game’s most popular heroes, Mercy. Her depiction of the healer is so good, it’s almost as if the heroine has flown from out of the screen.
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The ‘Winged Victory’ skin is one of Mercy’s most popular cosmetics.

Overwatch cosplayer brings Mercy to life

Mercy is one of the most played Support characters in Blizzard FPS, as she can use her Valkyrie to fly to her opponents and heal them with her Caduceus Staff. The Swedish doctor originally went by Dr. Angela Ziegler, before joining Overwatch.

Cosplayer ‘Faid Eyren‘ transformed into the heroine, re-creating her legendary Winged Victory skin which was released during the 2017 Summer Games event. Photographer ‘pugoffka_sama‘ captured the artist posing with her signature pistol and staff.

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Faid absolutely nailed every single intricate detail of the iconic skin, from the gold bands on her legs and arms, to the green laurel wreath on her head. The jaw-dropping backdrop in the picture looks exactly like the Ilios Ruins map, truly bringing the cosplay to life.

In another close-up shot, the incredibly skilled cosplayer shows off how much work went into capturing the look of the healer hero. She perfectly depicts the character’s blonde parted hair, while mirroring her striking blue eyes. The amount of details on her costume – such as her patterned head piece and spiraling wrist guards – is breathtaking.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the artist also faithfully portrayed Mercy’s signature Resurrection stance. Holding her life-size prop staff, she truly becomes the support character as she moves to revive her fallen teammates. Faid easily has one of the best Mercy costumes we have ever seen.

Despite releasing in 2016, Overwatch has continued to be one of the most dominant team-based FPS’. Players can’t seem to get enough of its diverse gameplay, and varied cast of characters.

At Blizzcon 2019, the developer behind the wildly successful multiplayer announced that a sequel is in the works. The second game in the franchise will include a major PVE story mode, and will be adding more heroes to the roster.

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Cowboy Bebop cosplayer becomes queen of hearts as perfect Faye Valentine

Published: 19/Oct/2020 19:28

by Brent Koepp

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A Cowboy Bebop cosplayer shared an insanely accurate Faye Valentine costume. The artist teamed up with talented photographers to bring the popular anime to life like you’ve never seen before.

Despite releasing in 1998, Cowboy Bebop is still one of the most popular animes of all time. Viewers fell in love with its fast-paced jazz style, and story about a ragtag group of bounty hunters in space.

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Celebrating the influential series, a talented cosplayer transformed into beloved heroine Faye Valentine. Her stunning photography and mind blowing re-creation of the character will be sure to leave fans in awe.

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The beloved bounty hunter is a protagonist in Cowboy Bebop.

Cowboy Bebop cosplayer brings Faye Valentine to life

While much of the anime centers on protagonist Spike Spiegel, the bounty hunter picks up several crewmates throughout the story, such as Faye Valentine. The ragtag group travel across space aboard the Bebop spaceship. 

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Cosplayer ‘luciolescosplay’ transformed into the purple-haired heroine with a jaw-dropping costume on Instagram. The artist teamed up with photographer ‘micheltakumacosplay’ who helped bring the anime to life with incredible skills. 

Posing in the character’s signature two-piece yellow outfit, the artist mirrored Valentine’s look effortlessly. She even included Faye’s signature red jacket which hangs loosely around the lower half of her arms. 

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In another shot, photographer ‘koklengphotographe’ captured the cosplayer recreating a scene from the show. Luciole posed as the bounty hunter holding a drink in front of a bar. The glowing neon sign in the backdrop looks similar to the “Loser Bar” from the series

The French cosplayer gave viewers a full look of her outfit, and showed just how accurate it is to the anime. From her purple cropped hair, to her iconic sunglasses, this is easily one of the best takes we’ve seen on the queen of hearts.

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Cowboy Bebop originally made its debut as manga in 1997. However, its anime adaptation a year later by studio Sunrise made it an instant hit around the world.

Those wanting to watch the genre-bending sci-fi romp can catch all episodes on streaming services Funimation, Hulu, and HBO Max.